The Steamboat Stage: A New Hybrid and Dynamic Space
The Steamboat Stage in the heart of Steamboat Square will have a new and improved look to welcome guests back for the 2022/2023 winter season. As part of Full Steam Ahead, the new stage with a new orientation will be another exciting improvement for Steamboat Resort guests to enjoy.
If you are familiar with Steamboat Resort, the new stage will be in the same location as the previous stage, but with a different orientation. Facing into Steamboat Square, the new stage will allow for better and more open sight lines and easier viewing from multiple locations throughout the base area. New timber frames on the stage will echo the design of The Range Food and Drink Hall and escalator, ultimately creating a more cohesive Steamboat Square experience. With a narrower and higher design, along with an open back, guests will also be able to enjoy fantastic views of Steamboat Resort behind and adjacent to the stage.
In the past, the stage has predominantly been used for concerts or special events, but the new Steamboat Stage is transitioning into more of a hybrid space that can be used for a variety of functions, as well as additional seating for The Range Food and Drink Hall when it’s not in use. Music concerts are at the heart of the Steamboat experience, and those will continue as they have in the past. Other events such as Meet & Greets with Olympians, educational outdoor talks, dance performances, magic shows, storytelling events and photo experiences will also be hosted on the new stage. In the summer, the space will be used for yoga classes, outdoor movies, yard games and more. With a new and improved look, the Steamboat Stage will be a hybrid and dynamic space in the heart of Steamboat Square.
Steamboat Stage is scheduled to be ready for Opening Day, and there are some exciting events lined up for the season including the New Year’s Eve Light Up Snow Cat Parade, the Music Fest at Steamboat, the 60th Anniversary Celebration for Steamboat, the 48th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, the Steamboat Light the Night Celebration, the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series and Springalicious. While that is a fun and exciting list, there will also be times when the stage is not in use and the base area is a bit more quiet. During those times, the Steamboat Stage will be a gathering location and a place to enjoy lunch or après ski while also enjoying the views of beautiful Mount Werner.
Steamboat Resort has an impressive list of improvements that are part of Full Steam Ahead, and the new hybrid and dynamic Steamboat Stage will certainly bring a lot of fun and entertainment to the heart of Steamboat Square.
Written by: Erin Campbell